Premium Detailing specialist based in Abbeystead, Cumbria

Valeting and Detailing since 2005. Vehicle appearance specialists, offering Ceramic paint protection,We are reliable, friendly and have a massive passion for cars, We are focused on providing high-quality valeting & detailing services. We can look after your supercar or your everyday workhorse. Due to the weather in Cumbria we have decided to work from our unit in Kendal providing a clean and temperature controlled environment perfect for detailing vehicles no matter what the weather is doing outside.

Our polishes and waxes and chemicals are of the very best from Swissvax, Krystal clean detail, Carpro, and Autoglym, We are accredited to apply Maxprotect ceramic paint protection,whilst we can also apply Autoglym or Carpro Cquartz coatings.

Every one of our washes or Details starts with the 2 bucket method, reducing scratches to paintwork!

All our Washing services are carried out with the very best wash mitts and ultra smooth drying towels. At Smart valeting, we are authorised ChipEx Applicators, repairing scratches/scuffs/vandal scratches and stone chips, Proud members of the professional valeters and detailers association.

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£3500Compact Car
  • Exterior Hot wash ‘N’ wax
  • Leather the bodywork
  • Glass and mirrors buffed
  • Dress Tyres
  • Vacuum interior
  • Ashtrays emptied and cleaned


£6000Compact Car
  • Standard Valet+
  • Full Exterior Steam Clean
  • Buff bodywork
  • Center console cleaned
  • Air vents dusted and cleaned
  • Exterior glass and door shuts


£8000Compact Car
  • Service Valet+
  • Wet wax
  • Door shuts and wheel arch clean
  • Bright wheels treatment
  • Dress exterior trims
  • Interior fresh


£2500to £80
  • Vacuum interior
  • Shampoo upholstery and carpets
  • Clean Leather
  • Dry-clean soft furnishings
  • Dress plastics and trims
  • Windows and mirrors cleaned

Machine Polishing

Polishing is a broad term for a range of processes designed to either remove or mask sub-surface paint defects and greatly enhance surface gloss in readiness for sealant or wax protection. Our service greatly improves the overall look of your vehicle’s bodywork.

Surface scratches are because of a poor cleaning process.Or the many hand car washes that are under educated and scratch the bodywork of the vehicle. Swirls, Bird etching, deep scratches, industrial fallout, paint deoxidation can all be removed and repaired using this polishing process.

From £15 per panel full car from £80 to £150

Headlight restoration

Restore clarity to cloudy, yellowed, scratched or dull plastic headlight lenses. Over time, plastic headlights can begin to lose their clarity becoming a safety issue that can even cause an MOT failure. Not to mention make your vehicle look run down.

From £30 per set of headlights

Ceramic Paint Protection

Our Ceramic paint protection packages offer an unrivaled depth of gloss and stunning looks to all painted surfaces of your vehicle. Superb water repellency abilities and durability which will last up to 3 years depending on aftercare. With having ceramic paint protection added to your vehicles paintwork there will be an improved scratch resistance over standard paintwork finishes.Ceramic paint protection for your vehicle which provides a protective coating between the elements and your vehicle’s paintwork. The paint will retain its color and contaminants will be blocked out to keep the paint smooth and clean. Unlike waxes and other paint sealants that require frequent reapplication, Our protective coatings provide constant, unyielding protection for your vehicle’s finish!

From £250 includes full machine polish

Deoderising – odour removal

Fog-It’s deodorising is a unique form of sanitising and deodorising that totally eliminates all foul odours including tobacco, smoke, milk/food , vomit, mould, mildew, pet smells

From £25 or £15 extra with a standard valet

Shampooing and Wet Vac-ing Interior dye

This service is for getting your interior fresh and clean , removing all the dirt and grime built up over years of neglect.

(Not all stains are 100% removable but we try our best)

From £40 to £120 dependent on condition and size of vehicle

Stone chip repairs

Unsitley stone chips and scuffs can be repaired at the fraction of the price a body shop would charge, each one of our kits is handmade to your manufacturer’s exact colour formation, for the perfect colour match. This makes our touch up paint kits foolproof to use, as they leave an invisible, seamless result while thoroughly repairing your minor paintwork damage. All of our touch up paint arrives completely ready and premixed with clear coat lacquer, so there is no need for you to apply them separately. Our unique paint blending solution ensures the touch-up paint perfectly combines with the surrounding paint, leaving you with a professional standard finish. Using Chipex’s car touch up paint system means you avoid large repair bills from typical body shops, and will enhance the resale value of your vehicle. That’s why we are trusted by so many happy customers.

From £75 Dependent on the amount of chip repair required.

Abbeystead is a small, picturesque hamlet located in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Lancashire, England. Abbeystead lies close to the Trough of Bowland but even in medieval times, was considered part of Wyresdale rather than within the domain of that powerful local magnate, the Lord of Bowland, so-called Lord of the Fells.[1] Abbeystead is located in the civil and ecclesiastical parish of Over Wyresdale.

Little is known of the history of Abbeystead before the Norman Conquest, except that it was occupied from at least the middle of the prehistoric period.